Karen Soo Hoo/Pat Wilder June 14th in Oakland at Back Porch

Message From Back Porch Concerts

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Back Porch Concerts is thrilled to announce our Sunday June 14th Show
featuring a double bill of Karen Soo Hoo and Pat Wilder. There has been a change in the line-up because Magdalen Hsu-Li dropped out.  But we are very excited to announce that Pat Wilder has agreed to perform soul, blues, and R&B in her place.
The show will begin with a set by Karen Soo Hoo.  She hails from El Paso in the Lone Star State, Karen writes and sings original music that has often been described as a “mosaic of sound.” Karen serves up a tasty blend of jazzy/pop to bluesy/rock.   Among her previous performances, she has served as opener for established acts such as: Chris Isaak, Joan Jett, Taylor Dayne, comics Margaret Cho & Kathy
Griffin, the rock group “Train” and jazz prodigy Taylor Eigsti. Her music has been heard throughout various media outlets: KGO NewsTalk 810 am radio, KZSC & KUOP college radio, SF Pride & various PBS television programs.  In addition to being a solo performer, Karen is also lead singer with “The Brunos Band.”  She has also been playing the drums with the Karen Mullally Band – maybe you’ve had a chance to catch her recently at The Space in Oakland. Visit her websites to hear samples and learn more:  http://www.brunosband.com/
http://www.myspace.com/brunosband,  http://www.soohoomusic.com

Pat “Lady Guitar” Wilder

Pat "Lady Guitar" Wilder

Pat "Lady Guitar" Wilder

Pat Wilder has been described as “one of the most exciting blues
guitarist/vocalists to come out of the bay area in a long time” by Lee
Hildebrand of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Wilder has shared her talent with many great musicians, such as Linda Tillery, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Angela Bofill and many others. When performing, it is Wilder’s ambition to feel the electricity and energy exchanged between herself and the audience. Dorothy L. Hill of Blues Art Journal writes “As a vocalist, she holds the attention of the audience with fire and passion as she seamlessly shifts from raunchy to a girlishly sweet delivery. The combination is unbeatable.”  When you hear it you too will be energized and completely captivated by the unique funk rhythms of her CDs, “Eugene” and “Lay Down Daddy”. Check her out at http://www.patwilderlive.com
For those of you who have not been here before, Back Porch Concerts is a series of “house concerts” held in a backyard in Oakland, featuring queer musicians.  Because this is a “private event” we don’t publicizethe address but will send you the address and directions about a week before the event. The event is open to everyone so please feel free to pass this along or bring your friends . . . but please make a reservation.  You can make reservations by emailing us at backporchconcerts@gmail.com or calling 510 533-4732. We ask for a donation of $20-8 for the musicians. Approximately 95% of the money goes to the musicians.  We know times are tough for a lot of us but we can’t forget our musician friends.  Please call regarding accessibility.  Bring chairs to sit on, a picnic and drinks.  The shows start at 2PM, and the “doors” open at 1:30.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

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